Teaches students to become active readers by using a variety of strategies to comprehend and formulate responses to basic texts through writing and speaking. Through both intensive and extensive reading, students begin to make connections to course content and their personal experience. Students learn vocabulary and begin to develop study skills and multimedia literacy. Basic literacy is developed through a theme-based approach that reflects the diversity of the student population and the global nature of society and provides opportunities for authentic language production. NOTE: Course offered fall, spring, and may be offered during additional sessions.
Prerequisite(s): Students must be assessed according to the college’s Assessment/Placement policy before entering the course.